I suppose it's fitting that I keep an online journal since I keep a "in real life" journal as well.
Let's see...what's my history with the game of tennis? I took a Summer class once while in middle school but just like all the other interests I had when I was young, it wasn't cultivated or encouraged by the coach or my parents (they worked 2nd shift and couldn't be there for me). Despite enjoying the lessons I ended up quitting pretty early on because I had to walk over to the high school by myself and it seemed like no one cared anyway, so why should I?
And then I met Scott my freshman year of college and it was tennis this, architecture that, lifting weights this and tennis that. He was (and still is) SUCH a driven guy. Whatever he gives his full attention to it is receiving his absolute best and completed to the highest degree possible. That's why I do my best to keep his full attention on ME!!
So I loved tennis b/c he loved/loves it so much. We took a semester course of it and he, of course, received an A and I think I got a B or something close to it. But I still didn't PLAY or have real interest in tennis for myself.
Like I said in my introduction, every time I would watch a match Scott has played I had this tugging feeling "MAN, I KNOW I could do this and I want to." But it was never a good time for me with working, Scott's tennis, kids, kids and more kids. NOW THOUGH...now is my time! I called a local club and asked if they could possibly squeeze me into some lessons that were already in process and they did.
My first lesson was last Sunday and it went as well as could be expected for a real beginner. The pro had us do about ten minutes of body motions only so we could have our brains/body feel and see what it should be doing when we are going through each stroke. It was kinda goofy but I get it. Then we bounced the ball and balanced it a little...bor-ing!
But then we got to practice hitting the ball, which I loved! Oooh, the pure thrill when the ball hits that sweet spot and soars across the court! It didn't even have to go in...in fact, it went across the courts and nearly hit the other pro, but who cares...I hit it!
Gotta scoot for now - more later though!